Originally Posted by Rojo
Does anyone really think that someone who believes that Bush was chosen by God is going to admit it on this board?
Who has said that Bush was "chosen" by God? But yes, if some Christian(s) out there believe that Bush was chosen by God, then again, they are going to admit it. That's why you guys are talking about it, because someone said it.
As I stated earlier... when Clinton stated that he was doing the will of God on this earth I didnt hear any of you liberals making much of a stink about it.
The last 8 Presidents claimed to be "born again" Christians and were just as vocal about their faith.
Bush is no more vocal about his faith then Jimmy Carter was (and is) about his. And many of the Founding Fathers were also vocal about their faith while serving in public office.
The author of this editorial paints this image of the "red state" electorate that voted for Bush (especially Christians) as some sort of cultic followers whose eyes are glassed over and blindly worship and follow this President, and want some sort of police-driven state that will sentence anyone to death who disagrees.
That's totally absurd. I have differences with this President, just as I have with most every other previous administration during my life time.
Most people, including Christians/religious people, who voted for Bush did not do so because of some "blind loyalty" to this guy. That is evident when one looks at his current popularity polls. My decision, and I think a vast majority of those who voted for Bush, did so not because of some divine mandate. That's ridiculous!
Why did a majority of the populace vote for Bush?
That's a complex question that doesn't have a simple, straightforward answer.
But it has nothing, or very little, to do with the influence of what some call the "religious right". I know some need to have someone to point the finger at; but they should maybe be looking at their own party/ideology, and figure out why they were not able to "connect" with a majority of the electorate.
I voted for Bush as more of the "lesser of two evils". And I think aot of people voted that way. It was not so much that they loved/adored Bush as much as they liked Kerry alot less.
And regardless of what anyone thinks of Bush, a majority of the citizens, regardless if they disagree with his policies/decisions, also know that he is a man who has firm convictions, and they know where he stands.
You can't say that about Kerry. Since the first day of the Democratic primaries this guy had been re-inventing himself. And he did so to the point that the American public didn't know who the real John Kerry was.
So for people to claim that the reason people voted for Bush was solely because of some mandate from God is purely absurd.
I think there is a "paranoia" among alot of progressives that is totally unfounded.